My top 5 Golden Globe Award Winners for Best Television Series in Drama in television history come from primarily the 1970’s, when television was most certainly at its best! My top 5 Golden Globe Award Winners for Best Television Series in Drama in television history include one miniseries that captivated the nation and one television series that had some famous “cat fights”. These top 5 Golden Globe Award Winners for Best Television Series in Drama in television history are listed in order of their wins.
Do you agree with my picks, or do you like the newer programs of today or different programs from earlier times, when the tv medium had way more substantive shows than what’s generally passed for as programming today.
Top 5 Golden Globe Award Winners for Best Television Series in Drama in Television History Selection Number 1: The Waltons (1973).
Maybe it’s because I’m a writer myself that I like The Waltons so much, as the series is basically told from the point of view of the aspiring writer John Boy Walton. I enjoy the characters of this big family, especially Grandpa and Grandma Walton. But the people of Walton’s Mountain, Virginia like the store keeper Ike Godsey and the well-to-do “recipe” making Baldwin sisters also added flavor to the series. One of the best episodes in The Waltons’ television history came from 1973. It’s called The Journey, where John Boy gives up going to a dance to instead drive a dying woman to the ocean for the last time. Because of its travel element alone and me being a travel writer, that show was really touching for me to watch. The Waltons deserves to be one of the Golden Globe Award Winners for Best Television Series in Drama, hands down!
Top 5 Golden Globe Award Winners for Best Television Series in Drama in Television History Selection Number 2: Kojak (1975).
I think I became a fan of sucking on lollipops as a kid because of watching the sleek New York cop take on the criminals. According to Wikipedia, the lollipop sucking of Kojak came about because the writers wanted to get on the anti-smoking bandwagon of American television, so Kojak started to get his oral fixations satisfied with candy instead. Even though I have very little to no interest in cop and robber shows today, they were my favorite things to watch as a youngster, along with shows like Baretta, SWAT, CHiPs, etc.
Top 5 Golden Globe Award Winners for Best Television Series in Drama in Television History Selection Number 3: Roots (1977).
I was only around ten years old when this show first aired, and didn’t really watch much of it or understand its importance. This miniseries was really hyped and acclaimed. “Chicken George” seemed to stand out more than anything else, probably because of his name. But in the early 1990’s, it re-aired in its entirety on cable, and I couldn’t wait to get home from work to watch it, and came to fully appreciate the struggles of Blacks, who were taken against their will to this country as slaves, but they endured the hardships and created some of the fabric that makes up our American culture.
Top 5 Golden Globe Award Winners for Best Television Series in Drama in Television History Selection Number 4: 60 Minutes (1978).
As for television history, if you ask me, the shows of 60 Minutes from 25-30 years ago had a lot more edge to them as well as substance. Nowadays, I’ve chosen to endure sometimes listening to diddle brains like Lesley Stahl fawn over some celebrity and his or her immense wealth when profiling them to the point that I don’t watch this program that much anymore. The edge just isn’t there anymore except with Andy Rooney, who began his famous end of show commentaries in 1978, according to Wikipedia. But for those days of yesteryear, 60 Minutes definitely deserved to be one of the Golden Globe Award Winners for Best Television Series in Drama.
Top 5 Golden Globe Award Winners for Best Television Series in Drama in Television History Selection Number 5: Dynasty (1983).
Are you a Dallas or Dynasty person? That was the question that was asked of tv viewers back in the 1980’s. For me, I’m a Dynasty person! The elegance and style of the Carringtons and Colbys is still captivating to see even in modern times. These people never really had any dull moments, but it also seemed as if they were never very happy for too long, as something troubling would be around the corner. Yet with all their faults, both Blake Carrington and Alexis were the straws that stirred the drink of that show! And I always enjoyed the verbal jousting and wrestling matches between Krystle and Alexis. I even liked when the makers of the show would tell us viewers which city or region of the world the scene was shifting to, even for cities with obvious skylines or landmarks.
Online sources for my article about my top 5 Golden Globe Award Winners for Best Television Series in Drama in television history article:
Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Globe_Award_for_Best_Television_Series_-_Drama, Wikipedia
The Waltons: The Journey: http://www.tv.com/the-waltons/the-journey/episode/59322/summary.html?tag=ep_guide;ep_title;0, tv.com
Kojak: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kojak, Wikipedia
60 Minutes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/60_minutes, Wikipedia